1979 - Volume #3, Issue #1, Page #26[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
EZY Load Truck First Of Its Kind
Once loaded, the platform remains parallel with the ground at all times as it's raised hydraulically into regular position for down-the-road travel.
The first-of-its kind truck from Australia is being manufactured in Melbourne. "Interest has been tremendous and we're interested in setting up a licensing agreement with interested manufacturers in the U.S.," K. 0. Rolfe, co-inventor, told FARM SHOW.
"A truck fitted with this platform allows goods to be loaded from any height from ground level up to regular operating height. The platform will lift goods to the full load capacity of the vehicle from ground level to the normal carrying position - without experiencing any instability. A truck equipped with the platform can travel at normal speed and carry a normal payload."
Rolfe notes that purebred livestock breeders and horse fanciers have been especially interested in the new-style truck. They can walk animals onto the lowered platform, then pull a lever to raise the platform. The entire loading or unloading operation without a chute takes about 30 seconds.
Rolfe adds that, "A truck fitted with this platform and hydraulic system, plus a winch, could be used in the tow to haul disabled equipment to headquarters or to town for repairs:"
For more details, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, K. 0. Rolfe, Netley, Goovigen, Box 22 Goovigen, Queensland, Australia 4702 (ph 079 965182).
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